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's bored pushed back the shareholder vote for august 2nd. it was scheduled for tonight. >>> defense stocks in market focus tonight. despite the sequester and military wind down in afghanistan, defense firms are setting new highs. estimates thanks to better margins the and company raced the four-year forecast. shares touched a new all-time high before closing at 90.30, up 2%. boeing also hit a new high as the commercial plane revenue jumped 15%. profits up 15%, more than the expected and boeing raised it full year guidance. shares dropped after that high, down less than 1% to $106.95. >>> another new high more than two years for ford motor reporting a 15% jump on revenues on ford f-150 pickups. ford put polish on the full year outlook, as well. investors bought the news on volume as ford gained 2.5%. it closed at $17.37. ford, by the way, up more than 90% in a year. >>> the other way, caterpillar dragged down the dow as profits dropped 43%. jim chanos the noted short seller told a conference last week this cat may not have nine lives. >> we are short caterpillar ink. iconic american company
run on a policy with dramatically increasing japan's defense spending to counter china's military buildup. against this back drop the united states and vietnam have agreed to establish a constructive partnership on the basis of equality, mutual respect and benefits. the transpacific partnership countries are still working out the tpp trade deal. they are australia, canada, chile, japan, malaysia, mexico, new zealand, peru, singapore, the united states and vietnam. question, is vietnam vital to president obama's asia pivot? pat buchanan? >> well it, is part of it, but the united states' economy is 100 times as large as vietnam. they want our investment capital. they want access to the largest market in the world. we get access to this little teeny one. most important they want the united states to come in and in effect be on their side in the great conflict for the south china sea with the parasol and sprattly islands are both claimed by china and there's a real possibility of a territorial conflict in the south china sea between vietnam and china and they want to draw us into a po
, others think it's for more defensive reasons. >> cash levels are very high because of a great deal of uncertainty. corporations feel uncertain about the future direction of legislation and sequester and what the federal reserve might do. >> reporter: apple far and away has the most cash on hand, with $145 billion. followed by microsoft with $87 billion and google at $56 billion. while the cash reserves of those tech heavy weights is impressive, cash makes up more than 72% of total assets for mid cap companies like linear technology and intuitive surgical. >> individual investors are also holding on, putting money out of bonds but not reinvesting in stocks. while economic and financial conditions have improved, there is enough uncertainty to keep investors on the sidelines waiting for reassurance. >> cash is simple and straight forward and as i got older, i prefer more straightforward interactions. >> i don't trust credit cards. i don't trust banks. i like to keep my cash close to me. >> i think i've been putting less than i normally would have put into the market at a change in a f
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